Our Accounting track prepares future Bookkeepers, Auditors, and Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, a track in accounting provides backbone learning for any business related career.
Accounting majors will find jobs such as auditor, controller, cost estimator, accounting clerk, accounting analyst, financial analyst, accounting manager, asset manager, and budget analyst to name a few. Individuals can work in fields such as the corporate accounting or the federal tax industry. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level.
The Online College Labor Market Report (2014) reported that the accountant or auditor is the most in-demand business and financial operations occupation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2014 and 2024 there will be an increase of about 142,400 (10.7 %) jobs for accountants and auditors. Financial specialists will find about 21,900 new jobs between 2014-2024 and there will be a need for an additional 35,990 in the same period.
Earnings potential for graduates with Accounting degrees vary widely depending on many factors including the geographic location, the industry you choose, position, skills and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2014), the average annual income of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents is $56,890.00 while accountants and auditors earn an annual average of $73,670.00. The average annual income for financial managers is $130,230.00.
A Bachelors degree qualifies an individual for most entry-level positions. However, a graduate degree will significantly increase the potential of obtaining many positions as well as earning potential.